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Old 08-26-2005, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 66GMC
When you install new pads, you have to push the piston back in it's bore until the new pads clear the rotor. The way that I do that is to loosen the bleeder screw, and compress the piston back into the caliper using a C-clamp.
Thanks, Don

We did that, but the new rotors are too thick and the outboard pads won't clear the rotor - by 1/8th-inch ... the only solution I can think of is to shave the brake pad down and I'm hoping for a better solution than that.

I called JEG'S and talked to a tech there and he said a lot of times new rotors, being made overseas, are milled too thick and this is becoming a common problem!

What to do?

The new pads fit okay on my old rotors, but now my pedal is spungy (mushy) and I'd hate to see what would happen if I had to stop short!

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